Jeanmarie Evelly

Reporter/Producer @jeanmarieevelly jevelly@dnainfo.com

Jeanmarie Evelly is a Reporter/Producer at DNAinfo.com New York covering Astoria and Long Island City.

She spent several years reporting for community newspapers in the Bronx, including the nonprofit Bronx News Network and the award-winning Norwood News.

She is a former contributing editor at City Limits magazine, where she covered the criminal justice system, winning a Prevention for a Safer Society (PASS) Award from the National Council on Crime and Delinquency for a story she wrote about chronic homelessness among ex-inmates in New York City.

She holds a B.A. in English from SUNY New Paltz and a master’s degree from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. She lives in Astoria, Queens.

 

Fun fact: Though she now works with words for a living, Jeanmarie lost her fifth-grade spelling bee after getting the word "lamppost" wrong. To this day, the word still gives her pause.

Astoria & Long Island City »

December 17, 2014

Sunnyside Residents Plan Rally to Support Closing Movie Theater

Residents plan to rally Sunday outside Center Cinemas on Queens Boulevard.

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December 16, 2014

Thousands of Knitted and Crocheted 'Amigurumi' Fill LIC Gallery

Resobox is featuring an exhibit of 4,000 amigurumi made by 100 artists from 32 countries.

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December 15, 2014

Take a Look Inside the Affordable Housing Complex at Hunters Point South

Monday is the last day to apply to one of the permanently affordable units at the Long Island City site.

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December 14, 2014

Charter School Principal Uses Music to Help Students Learn

Every student at VOICE Charter School in Long Island City receives choral singing instruction.

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December 12, 2014

Sculpture Erected on Jackson Avenue to Protest Another Sculpture

The artwork takes aim at the costs of a city's plan to install another sculpture nearby.

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December 9, 2014

Bargain Movie Theater Closing to Make Room for Affordable Housing

The building's owner is looking to build affordable housing at the site, located at 42-17 Queens Blvd.

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December 9, 2014

Vandalized Long Island City War Memorial Restored

The bronze medals were restored to the Captain Malcolm A. Rafferty monument at Rafferty Triangle.

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December 8, 2014

Residents Want to Spend $1M in Funding on Dog Run, Pedestrian Plaza

Residents have been asked for ideas on how $1 million in budget funds should be spent in the district.